Zul Hilmei bin Mohamad Rohani was born in Kluang, Johor. He received his early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Rejo, Batu Pahat, Malaysia and furthered his secondary studies at Madrasah Bugisiah Li al-Tarbiyyah al-Islamiyyah, Tampok, Benut (1990), Maahad Johor (1994) and at Madrasah Tarbiyyah Mardziah, Panchor, Kemumin, Kelantan (1995), Malaysia.
During his studies in Kelantan, he had the opportunity to seek knowledge from Tuan Guru Nik Abd Aziz Nik Mat, former Menteri Besar of Kelantan on every weekend throughout 1996, during al-Quran Interpretation Friday Class at the Zulkifli Mohamad Hall, Jalan Dato Pati, Kota Bharu, Kelantan and Pulau Melaka Mosque. On every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, he attended classes on Fiqh al-Sirah al-Bouthi and Mau’izatul Mukminin (Guidance for Muslims) for a year. This book was inspired by the late Tok Guru who wanted to encourage more al-Quran and Science-related works.
He then furthered his studies at the Bachelor’s degree level at the al-Azhar University, Egypt in 1997 at the Usuluddin Faculty of Hadith Department and Knowledge on Hadith until 2002.